Per wrote:mathonwy wrote:I think GMMG's offseason priority is to
a) Stop trading away pieces for the future.
b) Get a trigger man for the Sedins. Somebody that's good at scoring goals.
Daniel Alfredsson!! Yes, he's old as dirt but...
- he's having a decent season on a bad Wings team
- he's swedish. The Sedins are swedish. I think swedish people like playing with other swedish people.
- he's a veteran player that can REALLY help with the powerplay. We don't need a young buck on the power play. We need a vet with a lot of experience that can help Hank figure shit out.
Sure, that might work, but if you're looking for a Swede to play with the Sedins, Loui Eriksson should be at the top of the list. In the four games the Sedins played at the 2013 World Championship, they had him on their line. Over those four games (beat Denmark 4-2, beat Canada 3-2, beat Finland 3-0 and beat Switzerland in the final 5-1) this line combined for 22 points!
Henrik Sedin: 4 goals, 5 assists
Loui Eriksson: 4 goals, 3 assists
Daniel Sedin: 1 goal, 5 assists
Loui seemed like the perfect fit for them! He tends to score 25-30 goals on an NHL season, but I think he'd do even better with the twins. Unfortunately I think he has two years left on his contract with the Bruins.
I WAS actually looking for a swede to play with the Sedins. Yes, Eriksson was at the top of my list but you'd never be able to pry him from the B's which why I didn't bother listing him.
I think Alfy is a good fit because
- I think we wouldn't have to overpay as he would welcome the opportunity to play with the Sedins and vice versa.
- We need some veteran experience on this team.
- Alfy's edge might rub off on the Sedins.
- Mentorship for the Sedins. The one that the Sedins never had during their Canuck career is a mentor. They pretty much had to figure everything out on their own.
And again, I think the key to this current incarnation of the Canucks are the Sedins. Get the Sedins going and so go the Canucks.